Bowburn Methodist Church


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Service times


Contact information




Bowburn Methodist Church has a membership of 30 with an average congregation of about 20 worshipping every Sunday morning. The congregation, of all ages, is drawn mainly from Bowburn and the two surrounding villages of Shincliffe and High Shincliffe.

The present building was built in 1910, following the amalgamation of the “Tin Chapel”- a Primitive Methodist church which was on the top of the hill in Bowburn; and the “Central” Methodist church at the bottom of the hill. Initially it served the spiritual needs of a mining community.

A traditional Methodist chapel, the congregation welcomes newcomers with warmth and fellowship. We also worship God together bear witness to God through service in the local community.

Service times

Sunday 10.30 a.m.


Women’s Fellowship
Women from the church and the wider community meet to hear various speakers, and for fellowship together. They meet on the 1st two Wednesdays of the month in the homes of members at 2.00 p.m.

Kids Club
During school term times, a thriving group for youngsters between the ages of 5 and 9 meet each Tuesday at 5.30 p.m. in the church hall, for a fun-filled programme.
At present there is a waiting list for children wishing to join the Kids Club.

The “Drop In”
During school term times, the mothers and carers of pre-school children of the local community meet on Thursdays from 9.00 am to 11.30 am in the church hall. Refreshments, games and entertainment for the children are provided.
There is also a “quiet room” and always someone present, for those, perhaps recently bereaved, who wish to chat over coffee to a sympathetic ear.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Please contact the Minister



Address: Ash Terrace DH6 5AS

Directions: Bowburn Methodist Church lies on the main road through Bowburn (A177), at the bottom of the hill, opposite the Library and the Community Centre.


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Contact Information

For more information please contact the Minister


Rev Andy Longe